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WHO says more than 11,000 Ebola vaccines will go to Guinea

WHO regional director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said Thursday that 11,000 Ebola vaccines are being prepared in Geneva and are expected to arrive in Guinea over the weekend.
Workers from the World Health Organization (WHO) inspect an Arktek ultra-cold vaccine storage cylinder containing Ebola vaccines in Mbandaka, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo in this undated photograph taken July, 2020. Picture taken July, 2020. T. Alhassan/WHOAFRO/Handout via REUTERS(via REUTERS)
Workers from the World Health Organization (WHO) inspect an Arktek ultra-cold vaccine storage cylinder containing Ebola vaccines in Mbandaka, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo in this undated photograph taken July, 2020. Picture taken July, 2020. T. Alhassan/WHOAFRO/Handout via REUTERS(via REUTERS)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 07:38 PM IST
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New diseases deadlier than Covid-19 could hit humans: Doctor who discovered Ebola warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said “Disease X”, where “X” stands for unexpected, is hypothetical for now, an outbreak that scientists and public health experts fear could lead to serious disease around the world if and when it occurs.
An airport staff member pushes trolleys at the entrance of Mumbai's airport in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)
An airport staff member pushes trolleys at the entrance of Mumbai's airport in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Chapare virus: All about the deadly virus that can spread between humans

The United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Monday that the deadly virus, which causes haemorrhagic fever like Ebola, can now also be transmitted through human-to-human contact.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USCDC) announced on November 16 that the Chapare virus fever can also be spread via human-to-human contact (Image: cdc.gov)
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USCDC) announced on November 16 that the Chapare virus fever can also be spread via human-to-human contact (Image: cdc.gov)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 10:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

WHO hopes to work with US on Ebola despite Donald Trump’s criticism on Covid-19

It is not clear when Donald Trump’s decision on cutting ties over the UN agency’s handling of Covid-19 will come into effect and the WHO has not confirmed receiving official notification of withdrawal.
Director-General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a news conference on the novel coronavirus.(REUTERS)
Director-General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a news conference on the novel coronavirus.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 05:22 AM IST
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Geneva/Zurich | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Ebola strikes Congo again, WHO says Covid-19 not the only health threat

This is Congo’s 11th outbreak of Ebola since the virus was first discovered in the country in 1976.
File Photo: A health worker injects a woman with an Ebola vaccine during a trial in Monrovia.(Reuters File Photo)
File Photo: A health worker injects a woman with an Ebola vaccine during a trial in Monrovia.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 10:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Congo records second Ebola death in days: WHO

Congo was on Sunday due to mark an end to an outbreak of the virus that has killed more than 2,200 people since August 2018.
An Ebola survivor who works as a caregiver, takes care of a one-year-old , an orphan whose mother died of Ebola, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, October 7, 2019.(Reuters/ Image for representation)
An Ebola survivor who works as a caregiver, takes care of a one-year-old , an orphan whose mother died of Ebola, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, October 7, 2019.(Reuters/ Image for representation)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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Kinshasa | ByReuters

New Ebola case in Congo days before outbreak’s expected end

It had been nearly 42 days without a case, and WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the declaration had been planned for Monday.
The new case was confirmed in Beni, a community which had been an epicenter of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The new case was confirmed in Beni, a community which had been an epicenter of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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Johannesburg | ByAssociated Press

Russia says no threat of contamination after blast in lab holding smallpox

The blast happened Monday at “Vector”, a state-run virus and biotechnology research centre that is one of only two locations in the world to hold the smallpox virus.
Russia has said there is no threat of contamination after an explosion and fire at a Soviet-era biological weapons facility in Siberia that stocked samples of the Ebola and smallpox viruses. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Russia has said there is no threat of contamination after an explosion and fire at a Soviet-era biological weapons facility in Siberia that stocked samples of the Ebola and smallpox viruses. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 17, 2019 08:33 PM IST
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Moscow | ByAgence France-Presse

Math has answers to how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases

A new study says that mathematics could help to understand human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious diseases.
Disease modelling could allow scientists to better prevent undesirable outcomes, such as more dangerous mutant strains from evolving and spreading.(Shutterstock)
Disease modelling could allow scientists to better prevent undesirable outcomes, such as more dangerous mutant strains from evolving and spreading.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 10:48 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

First experimental vaccines for Ebola given in Congo as WHO seeks to beat outbreak

The use of the experimental vaccine developed by Merck marks a “paradigm shift” in how to fight Ebola, the World Health Organization said.
Nurses working with the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare to administer vaccines at the town all of Mbandaka on May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign.(AFP Photo)
Nurses working with the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare to administer vaccines at the town all of Mbandaka on May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign.(AFP Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2018 11:49 PM IST
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Reuters, London | ByHT Correspondent

Ebola deaths rise to 26 in Congo, use of experimental vaccine likely to start from this week

The spread of Ebola from a rural area to Mbandaka, a city of more than 1 million people, has raised alarm as the deadly disease can spread more quickly in densely populated urban centres.
World Health Organization (WHO) medical supplies to combat the Ebola virus are seen packed in crates at the airport in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo on May 19.(REUTERS)
World Health Organization (WHO) medical supplies to combat the Ebola virus are seen packed in crates at the airport in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo on May 19.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 20, 2018 04:55 PM IST
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Associated Press, Kinshasa (Congo) | ByAssociated Press

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

In Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) said lab tests in the DRC confirmed the presence of Ebola virus in two out of five samples collected from patients.
Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola.(Getty Images/File Photo)
Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola.(Getty Images/File Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2018 08:33 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Kinshasa | ByAgence France-Presse
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